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Substack Newsletters Are Unbundling the News Industry
"Week there was a A twitter thread by a professor named sarah roberts who is the co leader and co founder of the ucla center for critical internet inquiry. Who stated goal is quote strengthening democracy through culture making and she went on this tirade about sub stack. Which is obviously where i you know. I work you're gonna work and the threat is kind of amazing. And it's it's the reason. I think it's worth talking about is because this is becoming a thing now There have been a number of features in places like the new yorker and and the new york times wrote about some And there's this increasing like Message that sub stack is like. It's not just annoying but it's dangerous. And so she. She wrote a series of tweets. The first one says some is a dangerous direct threat to traditional news media of more importantly it's threat to journalism. And here's the argument. Journalists make their name doing reporting This is governed by norms and practices in ethics flawed and not always achieve true but president and guiding. What newsrooms do in every way. Yes people not inside. Journalism or media may not know the specifics but they often have a nebulous sense that there are norms independence disclosure of compromise editorial oversight and vetting of the reporting. That's what makes them trust enough to buy or read or watch. What's less obvious is when there is a reporter who makes her name in the newsroom. Traditional paper or fully online outlet then leased for subject or any analog taking that name reputation earned from work done in the context. I just stated in this way and investigative reporter who has earned her bona fide in a newsroom and underbush strict editorial and journalistic principles has just cashed out and turned herself into an opinion writer. She likes it because she's finally got her independence from an editor. Please do not writer or pay sub stack. I have to say it. I believe it's dangerous. Take keyed you read it here. I
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail by London court
"Judge has denied bail to wikileaks. Founder julian assange who has been jailed in britain since twenty nine as he fights extradition to the united states ordering him to remain in prison while the courts consider an appeal by us authorities against a decision to not extradite him on monday. The judge rejected the request. Sentence on should the us face espionage charges on health
U.K. judge denies Julian Assange's request for release on bail
"A judge has rejected wikileaks founder. Julian assange is bid to be released from prison as he fights. Us extradition attempts on espionage charges assange has been held at london's high-security belmarsh prison since april of twenty nineteen arrested for skipping. Bail on a separate legal battle two days ago. A judge denied the. Us request send assange to the us to face those charges for publishing secret military documents a decade ago. The us says it will appeal that decision. North
WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK
"A British judge, denying bail to Wikileaks founder Julian Asan, who has been jailed in Britain since 2019 as he fights extradition to the US, the judge ordering a sandwich to remain behind bars. The courts consider an appeal by U. S authorities against the decision not to
Microsoft Solar Winds Breach, Slack Outage, Assange Denied Extradition, Singapore Police Use Contact Tracing Data
"Microsoft source code accessed by solarmax attackers as part of its ongoing investigation into the solar wind supply chain attack. Microsoft discovered it systems were infiltrated beyond just the presence of militia code with the attackers able to view source code in a number of repositories while able to view the code. The attackers did not gain permission to modify any code or systems. The company said it did not see any production systems or customer data access or found any indication. It systems were used to attack. Other organizations slack suffers a massive outage. Looks like slack head a case of the mondays because the team messaging service was down for several hours on january. Fourth uses began reporting issues around ten am eastern with slack. Managing the issues on its support page around ten fourteen. Am saying the issues connecting to the service and messaging but classifying it as a full blown outage around eleven. Twenty am by one pm slack. Support advise that users should be able to reconnect with degraded performance but that counter integrations and email notifications for. Dm's we're still having issues. Slack did not specify the reason for the outage. uk judge denies assange extradition to the us. The judge ruled that wikileaks founder. Julian assange cannot be extradited to the united states to face trial on charges for violating the espionage act. the judge ruled that extradition would be unjust and oppressive. Setting assange is mental. Health would put them at extreme risk of suicide if extradited to the us the judge rejected assange s defence however that the charges weren't attack on press freedom and politically motivated saying the. Us brought the case in good faith in two thousand nineteen asandra charged with seventeen counts of violating the espionage act resulting from the publication of documents provided by former us army intelligence analyst chelsea manning. Singapore police can use contact tracing data in criminal investigations. Singapore's minister of state for home affairs desmond tan confirmed that law enforcement can use data from the country's trace together contact tracing app and wearable token as part of the country criminal procedure code. When the app token were introduced the government said data would never be accessed unless there was a positive test insisting token was not a tracking device and that all data would be encrypted for twenty five days before being automatically deleted tan also said that misuse of contact tracing data by unauthorized users was still subject to fines and up to two years in jail
UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange
"Uk judge vanessa. Barrett sir westminster magistrates. Courts ruled that wikileaks founder. Julian assange cannot be extradited to the united states to face trial. On charges of violating the espionage act the judge ruled that extradition would be unjust and oppressive citing that assange is mental. Health would put him at extreme risk of suicide if extradited to the us the judge rejected us on just defense at the charges. Were an attack on press freedom seeing that the brought the case in good faith in two thousand nineteen assange was charged with seventeen counts of violating the espionage act resulting from the publication of documents provided by former us army intelligence analyst chelsea. Manning
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to US denied by British judge
"Judge in London today ruled against the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Onge to the U. S. He's been indicted on charges of violating the Espionage Act. The judge said the risk of suicide if a Sanchez extradited is too high. The verdict was a surprise. It prompted a huge cheer among Assan just supporters outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court. The judge's verdict says that Julian Assange will not be extradited to the United States to stand trial on mental health grounds. She says that he's the past is despairing on that conditions in U. S jails, which she described as oppressive could make him a serious suicide risk that CBS correspondent Elizabeth Palmer
UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange
"Uk judge vanessa. Barrister of westminster's magistrate's court ruled that wikileaks founder. Julian assange can not extradited to the united states to face trial on charges of violating the espionage. Act the judge ruled. The extradition would be unjust and oppressive setting assange mental health extreme risk of suicide if extradited to the us. The judge rejected assange defense that the charges were an attack on press freedom however saying that the us brought the case in good faith in two thousand nineteen asandra is charged with seventeen counts of violating the espionage act resulting from the publication of documents provided by former us army intelligence analyst chelsea manning
UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange
"A British judge has rejected an American request to extradite wikileaks founder Julian assigns to face espionage charges saying he's likely to kill himself if held under harsh prison conditions in a ruling a district judge rejects allegations the song is being prosecuted for political reasons or not receive a fair trial in the US but argues his mental condition is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the US the judge adds his precarious health would likely deteriorate further under the conditions of what she calls me up total isolation he would face in a US prison her assessment is that the song is depressed and sometimes despairing man but one which could circumvent any suicide prevention measures taken by the American prison authorities Charles the last month London
U.K. judge rejects U.S. request to extradite WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
"Rules on extraditing Wikileaks founder Julian Massage to the U. S Judge has just ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the U. S because of fear. Is that the wiki leaks founder may commit suicide. US prosecutors expected to appeal today's ruling yes, reporter Vicki Barker says Massage faces espionage charges for posting a leaked U. S military and diplomatic documents. He spent years an asylum of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Atlanta police
Julian Assange Faces Ruling on Extradition to U.S.
"Will rule today on whether the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange large, could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to the disclosure of thousands of secret military documents. The U. S claims the leaks broke the law and endangered lives. Mr. Assange's supporters say they revealed evidence of war crimes.
"assange" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio
"As waging a song. Uk court rules that the founder of wikileaks cannot be extradited to the united states meaning. Julian assange may finally be free of legal trouble and free to go bad call over the weekend. Donald trump phone georgia's secretary of state and pressured him to find new votes in his favour and some republicans fear that won't help their efforts to win an imminent pair of runoff elections plank. Taken the quebec government tells early recipients of the pfizer vaccine. They will not be getting their second dose as scheduled and a montreal doctor tells us that's not what she and her patients signed up for. Cheap thrills a rare dazzling bird shows up in maryland. Far from it's usual flapping grounds will reach the swiss ambassador to the us who gives a colorful account of being among the first to spot it. Let's old is about to be new again. Twenty twenty one sees the copyright expire on a bumper crop of books films and music. That came out in one thousand nine hundred eighty five making them fair game for american creators. And there'll be six sites to every story it's frustrating puzzle to imagine how they're going to make a movie or several about the frustrating puzzle known as the rubik's cube as it happens the monday edition. Radio admits even. If it's boring it will be full of twists and turns. Julian assange may soon be freeman today. A british judge rejected a request by the united states to extradite the wikileaks founder to face espionage charges. The judge cited. Mr assange is mental health. Saying that he would be at high risk of suicide if he were sent to face trial in the united states. if he's released it will be mr assange first taste of freedom since he began hiding out in the ecuadorian embassy in two thousand twelve. Julian assange is partner. Stella morris spoke to journalists outside the courthouse. today. I had hoped the today would be the day. Jillian would come home. Today's not that day. But that day will come soon as long as julian hostile injure suffering isolation as an unconvicted prisoner in belmarsh prison and as long as our children continue to be rushed of their father's love and affection. We cannot celebrates we will celebrate the day he comes home. Today is victory for julian. Today's victory is the first step towards justice. In this case we are pleased that the court has recognized the seriousness and inhumanity of what he has endured and what he faces. But let's not forget. The indictment in the us has not been dropped. Were extremely concerned the. Us government has decided to appeal this decision. It continues to want to punish julian and make him disappear into the deepest darkest hole of the us prison system for the rest of his life. Morris partner julian assange. James dolman is a freelance journalist. Who was in the courthouse to hear the judgment. We reached him in london. Jane sweat was it like in the courthouse as you watched this judgment being read. It was very surprising because what we had expected was the judge would just commend nc exhibition. Load been fight. What happened was the judge began to avail long speech and i think we will suddenly realized it was something unusual going on here so as it built up and she went. Seal the defense arguments rejecting them. Rejecting project to numb. I still thought that unusual here. Why are we going through this until she came to the final point. Which was ms santis mental health and the danger to an she was present system on suddenly dismissed. The us Surprising moment one of them was surprising moments of my career. Wow and so. Could you see the reaction of mr assange in the courtroom for our wars five spoken to colleagues. He was reading face mosque. reaction from and what about the but we heard cheers outside. Where did people react inside the courtroom as well in the same way. None of his supporters rallied under the court because of the current coach of sessions. But we could hear the Is the news Now so she rejected. The judge rejected the arguments presented saying it wasn't politically motivated that he would be able to get a fair trial That this was not. This is not politics Yet as you point out. She rejected the extradition based on his mental health. What did she say about that. The evidence we have tuning the case was the Voice conflict in the united states. Foster valley be facing incredibly long sentence at i think two hundred and seventy years was it as opposed sentence. He could get saginaw. Valley held in a supermax president which is a essentially a sale smaller than a parking space. He put in a situation where he was not sale which only contains us an a toilet and nothing else and he'd be the twenty hours a day on. We had saw one of these presents in new york. To see the new one would speak to him and he becomes knowledge to speak to the president's none of the present communicate with them and she said something that made me shudder. You can scream all you want but no one here you. We have some survey eminent psychiatrists the danger to self hamas suicide could be very very high. An oppressive is word isn't it. She said that she accepts that. This would be that oppression. is as a bar to extradition requires a high threshold but she felt that this would be oppressive to him that his mental. This is his mental health would deteriorate causing him to commit suicide with the single-minded determination of his autism spectrum disorder. I what did you make of that. I don't wanna get too much into some of the psychiatric evidence. We not to much s. Which i don't want to go into. Things should remain private. But it's not unusual really vadis similar ruling two years ago and case hormone. Cope laudi love. He also was accused of attacking. Us computer systems on the judge. Colin meet the same really. An oppressive has title meaning and law is not just a general term said Abundant on some one which is far more than eighty punishment for the commitments. He as you mentioned. Julian assange could be sentenced to up to one hundred and seventy five years in jail for He's espionage charges which include Giving classified materials From iraq From state department cables from guantanamo bay detainees. All of this means also that the the. Us justice department is very very determined to get mr assange into the united states and they have made it clear that they will probably seek An appeal so Might they come back and to say. We will create better conditions for his.
UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks' Assange
"Decisions expected soon on the legal feet of the wikileaks founder. Julian assange is one step closer to learning if he will be extradited to the us a district judge in the united kingdom is set to deliver her decision. Monday in a london courtroom if she grants the request. Britain's home secretary would then make the final decision no matter which way the decision goes and appeal is
UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks' Assange
"Spent years inside the ecuadorian embassy. In london now the next chapter of the julian assange saga is set to play out in a british court. Next week julian assange. The founder of wikileaks soon finds out whether or not he'll be extradited to the us from the uk to face. Numerous counts of espionage. A judge's decisions expected monday morning if granted. Britain's home secretary will make the final call. A solid is facing seventeen charges over the publication of secret american military documents. But he may have an ace up. His sleeve. Assange his partner and mother of his two children stella morris has appealed via twitter to president trump asking that the wikileaks be pardoned. If convicted ajaj faces up to one hundred seventy five years behind
Julian Assange will learn on January 4 whether he will be sent to US
"Let's get a julian assange update here because yeah we haven't talked to this new but i'm pretty sure they did rule here not that long ago. let's see muller investigated julian assange assange lawyer says trump offered a deal to avoid extradition. That was a month ago four days ago. Rt reports prison friend of julian assange commit suicide to avoid deportation and six days ago Media silence on assange aids trump. So not a whole lot as far as breaking news. I guess look. The daily mail reported a week ago. Julian assange learns. Us extradition fate over hacking on january fourth so that the next big day is going to be january fourth where he will be. According to this report he will find out whether he will be extradited to the united states to face charges. That could see him for one. Hundred and seventy five years. He's facing eight forty nine years old now. He spent last decade of his life. You know basically behind bars he was in the ecuadorian embassy for six or seven years or something house a longtime faces eighteen charges including a plot to hack computers and conspiracy to obtain and disclose national defense information. He is said to have plotted with defense analyst chelsea manning more reasonably to expose war crimes by the government correct and it wasn't he who hacked any computers. He was simply helping chelsea manning crack password and i mean calling it calling crack s. I find it kinda humorous views. It was like it was basically just like a hash or something like that of of Something or other. And i don't know it was it was it was it was too well. No i know but it was. It was such a week. It's so weak to call at cracking I'm sorry but like okay. Maybe maybe fine. Maybe it was technically somehow illegal. But i just how can it be illegal. If he's not based in the united states. Well the thing is right back to this whole thing where they didn't. He didn't actually attack a server with like random passwords chelsea. Got the file and send it to him right right and so he basically looked up. It was like looking up the password based on hash or something like that. He helped chelsea with whatever she tells. Find out what the what the password would be based on the hash or something like that. Issue was not in within the so posad geographic land mass of the united states at the time he did not breach any security. No within the united states government. But yet it's like. Harvard is like conspiracy to assist hacking or something like that. It was so ridiculous. Yeah he's such a stretch to say that he did you know Nature conspiracy to obtain and disclosed national defense information and a hacking charge of some sort or blacking. Charges mockery with intent to gawk district. Judge vanessa. Bharat sir has reserved judgment. Her hearing dozens of witnesses called by assange legal team in a bid to persuade her to block his extradition appearing via video link from the belmarsh prison assange spoke to confirm his name and date of birth edward fitzgerald. the attorney for asana said quote. This is just a caller over. We're in contact with judge. Berate sir about the timetable. I think she's dealing with that. On behalf of mr assange. There are no submission. so they don't have anything to say at this point they've made their argument and the final judgment come down in just under two months time on january fourth. So that's where we're at
Why Not Just Be The Best?
"All right. So Last weekend was insane I duNNo. If I told you this yet private and county deep. But I chance to go speaker Gingrich Season Tony Robbins Event Tony's studio which he built a huge studio and covert hit Zoom rumors like this huge stadium, rapin zoom walls and. It was crazy scam. You saw that pitchers but it was really special and really fun and we're actually flew there in Tony's private plane, which was crazy she his house and just it was really special weekend but. Telling you too much of that. I was thinking go deeper. So many crazy. A three call talking about although haase antiquated from that. I. Will drop out to you throughout the next few episodes but. There's one thing that's interesting. So We decided women, there were six days, which is kind of cool. We had out some really cool people and just relax and take a break a little bit and you know at the hotel there's so gets the scoop massages. So we started from Sasha two different days and obviously now the Cova, there's weirdness Boise Lovato. Idaho's is different but in Florida, were at, they have different rules rights face masks more often all sorts of stuff. So go get our first massage and He didn't there and it was only sixty minute massage because that's all they had time for that day or whatever, and this comes out she puts on plastic gloves, which was kind of weird Mike wasn't my favorite by Monica. Whatever. So And It was not it was not my favorite massage. Partially because they anyway, there are a lot of reasons why I just it was. Annoyed like it wouldn't feel good. It was just like she was technically giving massage but was not getting Sasha so much. So by the end of my sixty minutes like normally get a ninety minute massage and my sixteen massage like I just wanted to be done I was like it was like the longest sixty minutes life miserable I didn't have a good time and is even thinking like I hate massage like maybe maybe changed mental like the January maybe whatever and I'm so annoyed and finally got Donald. Kevin's is over I give me out of here and I just like Laugh A. Beautiful SPA and all these like I'm done like I don't I don't do beside I don't do. Anymore despise like I just had a horrible experience I I make. ASSANGE again anime rafter. GotTa massages later and then met afterwards and and I was like that was horrible. I don't ever want to give me Josh again and he said we have booked for tomorrow. May I know him? I don't really want to go as we cancel and. anyway it was just it was interesting. So. Next I go back because they have a twenty four hour cancellation periods have to Sasha like massages. This is GonNa be ninety minutes I'm going to be miserable. Just the whole thing right. So get there and kind of bad attitude and talking to Susan she's different person in super. Nice, and we we out massages she starts. The same thing has for the plastic gloves, which is kind of annoying but whatever. Does massage and this time it is a complete experience. was like an artist like it was it was amazing. Everything. It's Chris spend the same amount of money both massages. Right and the first one I wanted to die I wanted to get off the table on the right next person was insane. They were amazing like the ninety minutes was over and I was like, are you kidding me like I want to give you some more money? I spent flip back over and keep doing this back and forth all day. Until your to your shift or whatever like it was it was it was amazing and I remember laying there thinking about how like just twenty four hours earlier massage from person CEO same same spa everything and how I hated it, and this was amazing. Why would they compete anything to continue this experience longer and I started thinking about? This right both of these people would consider themselves from sizes masseuses right Both and got paid to say May to do the job but one was artist one was great. What they do and one was just did the thing, right? And I started thinking about my life lake. Everything. I've done I've tried. I don't know I always wanted to be the best I remember when I was wrestling about this this. This tape has s tape pre DVD's. And it was. The story about Tom Terry brands were twin brothers who are wrestlers, Iowa. Remember the movie started with I tom brands he comes and says, my name's Tom Brands my goal simple going to be the best wrestler in the world. Next thing came up as Terry brant my goal simple. I want to be the best wrestler in the whole world and that's how starts and boom. It goes into training montage and stuff and I was just like, yes. I remember thinking I. Can make my name's Russell Brunson the great wrestler in the world right and so I because I didn't want to be a good wrestler I want to be like okay. I wanted to be the best in the world and obviously never got there. That was my belief because I got way for the night probably ever should've gotten my skill and talent level right? I've state champ. I was an all American second in the Nation High School into college. Rank the top ten college never place NCA but but you know I did I heard your career and which to business was the same thing I got into business I wasn't on make moody who I was like. The greatest market ever lived like if I'm doing this job anywhere might as well take the amazing it right like. and. And I was just thinking about during massage just like people have the same job title. One's amazing ones like. You know and I think about for all of us like my kids. I. Keep with my kids and I don't care. We don't care what you WanNa be when you grow up like don't be like, okay. Be The best in the world like. A how do you? How do you become amazing not just give amazing. What are you have to do different I don't know I don't know how to teach that exactly more. So than just like helping has want that desire like don't be the crappy I think about funnel building right like th. There's tons of you without teaching fungibility and doing fun bill and you can hire someone and you will they hire someone in they get a funnel in the funnel stocks and she's like. You know your federal building become the best in the world obsess about designing copying all these things that when you build someone to funnel like you handed to them, it should be art they should be away by just like you know the second has blown away like. That's experience when a gift somebody if you can't give some experience like you need to geek out more, you got to go deeper you had become better. Become the best in the world that you are in your craft whatever it is right. If I was a dentist locators dentist, but there's there's amazing dense chiropractic. I won't be good chiropractor on the best in the world.
Trump 'offered Assange pardon' in return for hacked emails source
"Assange says President Trump offered her client apart and if he'd provide the source of hacked, Democratic emails, Jennifer Robinson told the London court today, former congressman Dana Rohrbacher and a Trump associate made what
"assange" Discussed on The Signal
"Be Politically. Impossible for them to then say, yeah but we'll extradite him ourselves. And that's the first stage of an extradition process. So they say, no, we're not minded to extradite assange then that would be the end of it. If the extradition does go ahead. What does the future look for Julian Assange? Okay. If he goes to the US at whatever point, there will have to be a trial there. And how quick that could happen I'm not sure of he would be imprisoned while he was awaiting trial during the trial process, there would be, of course appeals possible within the US judicial system. So a game, it could be several years before the criminal trial and appeal.
Assange court case to resume after COVID-19 false alarm
"Wikileaks says a London court hearing on Sapong there Juliana song just extradition from Britain to the US is set to resume off their code nineteen test on one of the participating noise came back negative the judge ordered the proceeding and John while the lawyer representing the US government was tested for the coronavirus wikileaks says the case is now set to continue assault is fighting American prosecutors attempt to get the British government to send them to the US to stand trial on spying charges the exhibition hearing at London's Old Bailey criminal court is scheduled to last until early October I'm sorry I'm checking the
UK Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Assange Extradition Hearing
"Judge has rejected a request by lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to delay his extradition hearing until next year to give them more time to respond to US allegations that he conspired with hackers to get classified info. The move came as a Sanja appeared in a London court today to fight American prosecutors attempt to send him to the US to stand trial. The United States has indicted the 49 year old on espionage and computer misuse. Charges over Wiki leaks Publication of Secret Military document It's Assange's lawyers say the prosecution is a politically motivated abuse of power.
"assange" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"Volume they provided never before seen insight into the war with Afghanistan and its ramifications, not unlike Daniel Ellsberg Pentagon papers had with the Vietnam War almost forty years earlier. Among the most sensitive documents discussed where the hundreds of unreported civilian deaths that had resulted from the fighting. The documents also described how the United States had lied to the public by covering up evidence that the Taliban had acquired deadly missiles. ASSANGE and his colleagues worked furiously to sift through the documents yelling out whenever anyone found anything of note. But as they made their way through the Intel the issue of redaction arose, that is removing the names of the people mentioned in the documents in order to protect them from retaliation. ASSANGE colleagues pressed him to redact the material. His wikileaks team reiterated the request. Even a White House spokesman who had caught wind of the impending league, pleaded with Assange to censor information that could lead to any individuals being harmed. Assange for his part seemed relatively unconcerned. Pointing out that they had to get these documents out before the US government stopped them. They do their best to redact, but wikileaks was going to make sure. The public knew the truth even at a price. In the end fifteen thousand of the ninety one thousand documents were withheld because the names couldn't be redacted in time. The rest of the documents seem to be redacted. But there wasn't time to make sure. Every name was hidden before assange deadline. At ten. Zero Three PM on tenth two thousand ten Wiki leaks in its mainstream media partners published the Afghan war logs. The news sent shockwaves across the world. Shock at the US law has at the civilian deaths that had been suppressed. And at the sheer size of this information leak international headlines wasted no time tapping into the drama programs like Larry King Live and dateline covered the leak, interviewing assange and asking if he believed that war crimes had been committed. But while assange was pleased to see the Afghan logs dominating the media. Trouble was afoot. The seventy seven thousand papers published still contain the names of people of interest in the quickly came under fire for putting their lives at risk. Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders once wikileaks supporters wrote to assange condemning the careless journalism. From their viewpoint, he'd only gotten sloppier since the collateral murder video. They wrote that publishing the report represented a real problem, a methodology and therefore credibility. This was no Washington insider. Judiciously distributing a few documents he believes should be made public. This was a wholesale assault on the rate of the government to have secrets. At the same time for much of the public, the incident clarified why though secrets were sometimes justified? frivolously publicizing the names and locations of vulnerable targets could lead to the death of Americans and their allies. The US government, and the FBI meanwhile were reeling. The New York Times reported the Justice Department lawyers were exploring whether wikileaks could be charged with inducing or conspiring in violation of the espionage act. Complicating! Matters were assange journalistic rights which had been established in the Cayman Islands case in which he hoped would protect him even now. After all, he wasn't the individual doing the leaking. He hadn't hacked into government files himself. He was simply reporting on documents. That came his way. At, least so, said his supporters. But their numbers were dwindling. Others claimed was nothing more than a spy passing. Intel to the United States as enemies. Whether, he did it through a public form or not didn't matter. It would be a bitter debate, but it was one. The US government was determined to win journalistic protections.
"assange" Discussed on Parcast Presents
"This ruling stood the entire. Free press would be in jeopardy. Thanks to the pressure from such a monumental coalition judge white reversed his decision within two weeks, wikileaks and assange were free to keep informing the public of whatever secret documents they got their hands on. For now. But not all of the attention. The case garnered was positive. If! Assange hadn't been on the US military's radar before he definitely was now. The, US Army's counterintelligence center even issued a special report in March two thousand eight focused entirely on wikileaks, which ironically enough assange got ahold of and leaked to two years later. According to the report, wikileaks posed an information security threat. Assange wasn't a classic whistle blower, a government insider with personal access to top secret documents, but that as far as the military was concerned, made him all the more dangerous. Who knows how far he would go how many secrets he would share, and who his revelations might hurt. Still if the US government was thinking about him, assange wasn't concerning himself with the government yet. He was focusing his efforts on other matters of public importance. Assange continued to post damning documents on wikileaks throughout two thousand eight. There were leaks from the Church of Scientology which detailed the organizations instructions for dealing with negative press including blackmail. Next assange published a list of Sarah Palin emails. The vice presidential candidate had been accused of using her private email account for official government matters. Successful Hack mere weeks before the election proved these accusations. But, even then assange was just beginning to scratch the surface of the nation secrets. He didn't dive into the deep end until April two thousand ten..
"assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Here's where it gets crazy. What's happening out well? It turns out that conspiracy to expose conspiracies has not worked out especially well for Julian, assange. Yes, you'll recall how we sat. ASSANGE was sentenced to fifty weeks in jail. well, he was due to be released in September of two thousand, nineteen. The twenty second specifically win is jail term for breaching that bail. Ended and they just didn't let them help. The Westminster Magistrate's Court. Noted that there were substantial grounds for believing if free assange would make another run attempting to gain safe status. Or like Edward Snowden. Make it to a country that would not extradite him to the United. States I mean it's sort of. It's the same way a court assesses anyone's risk of flight. You know they won't grants you bail, or they'll make your bail excessively high if they or if they even think that you're gonNA. Let alone if you've got a established pattern of doing that. which assange absolutely had so Julian assange remains in the Belmarsh prison in the United Kingdom his partner lawyer Stella Morris who he has two children with recently, said quote, the life of my partner Julian assange severely at risk. He is on remand at H.. M., p., Belmarsh and covid nineteen. Spreading within its walls, so this is a absolutely topical. More sees more than just a San's assange personal health. In jeopardy here! saying that quote Julia needs to be released now for him for our family and for the society. We all want our children to grow up in. Yes, okay. Yeah, I mean it depends on. What what your take is on on that particular vision of society that assange espouses you know and again I mean a big part of his character is the idea of like free speech about taking powerful people to task, but he is absolutely has been and remains a super divisive figure so let's talk about a bigger picture issue here that we've addressed a little bit in some of our covid nineteen updates the risk of corona virus in prisons we add. It's certainly a harry situation for anyone who is being kept anywhere within. Within fairly close quarters to other human beings, especially if there are any kind of sanitary issues within, let's say a prison like that. in a in prisons across the world, people are being infected with coronavirus, because it only takes one person to enter that closed system at some point to then, in fact, one other in then exponentially grow that outbreak, but in this particular prison hp Belmarsh were Julian assange is at least two people within the prison have contracted Covid, nineteen or have contracted the coronavirus, and are dealing with symptoms of Covid nineteen. And prisons just in general are pretty rough places to be with individuals who? Have, attributes and possibly charges pending against them for very. Varying severity and in these uncertain times there are higher than average odds of things like violence occurring within prisons where there's that kind of fear of something like corona, virus or uprisings, or maybe even riots very violent riots occurring within these prisons. Yeah, yeah, that's absolutely correct. In fact, there are numerous reports already of riots about prison conditions. In the US and abroad, and in some countries, prisoners have even successfully taken guards hostage, not even necessarily to say hey, we're throwing down the prison walls Let let my people go, but more to say. We need to bring attention to the pandemic bloodbath. That may occur when we are locked in here like animals for whatever reason. So, This this prison angle. Has has a lot of fairly plausible conspiratorial aspects to it because you know, we've seen the the kind of manufactured concerns that pop up in other celebrity prison stories, so what has a high paid lawyer like working for Weinstein or something? Who says you know? He's very fragile therefore. Even, though he's been convicted of these crimes, he should get some sort of special treatment. Because it's the humane thing to do. by the way for our and be fans are Kelly is. Looking for the same thing, the argument being that he has diabetes and covert is a blow through prison systems, but in assange case there solid evidence that his life. Be At risk more so than a Weinstein more so than in our Kelly, because not as much as A. At Jeffrey Dean Not as much as an Epstein right. We should call that. We should make the Epstein scale if you know a fellow conspiracy realist. If you have the time in the inclination, please feel free to make an info graphic of the Epstein scale. The likelihood of died in prison. You know I. I just really quickly. This is a very interesting thing to think about because the reason Julian, assange is in jail. You know is officially because of jumping bail, but really when you put all of the math together, it's because he had damning evidence against very powerful people right, or he was able to release information about powerful people in the actions. They take that then you think about somebody like Jeffrey. Jeffrey Epstein that likely at allegedly had the worst kind of evidence against extremely powerful people and we saw what happened to him. You know who knows if it was like we can't prove to you if it was self inflicted or not self inflicted in his case, but he was only in prison for a short time. That's all I would say right. Yeah, it's very much worth pointing out that plenty of powerful people once. This guy dead even if they can't kill wikileaks, which is also on the wishlist. We should note that you know. The trump administration is currently attempting to extradite Assange to the US however. Remember we're. We're very quickly. Going into the no real good, morally grey territory, because the desire to gain possession of assange transcends the growing stark ideological divide in domestic US politics, Establishment Democrats want the guy under the jail, or under the daisies as much as establishment Republicans. He has very few friends in Congress. You know what I mean and it's. It's kind of misleading..
"assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"It really robbed her of the ability and her campaign of the ability to steer that narrative, and it was just impossible to spin it at that point. Yeah, it's the old. The old saying holds true if you are defending yourself in any kind of political sphere than you are automatically losing. The fascist were right about it the the Republicans and the Democrats were right about it. It's just sort of the part of the Part of the house rules of these terrible terrible games, but there you have it. Here's the takeaway. Single man, flesh and blood, just as many of the people listening to this show today are. Unelected himself was able to shake the world. You can understand why so many powerful people consider him dangerous. When we last left Julian Assange, he had been removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy. All indications appeared that he would continue on a legal battle at a glacial pace, likely from prison, as he sought to avoid extradition, and probably in his mind possible death in the United States so where are we at now will answer the question after a word from our sponsors. iheartradio and the US Census Bureau wanted to do something special for the class of twenty twenty, so we made commencement a new podcast with words of inspiration from the biggest names.
"assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"WIKILEAKS DOT ORG website. Just if you're curious or you know, you're feeling a little dangerous. You can go check. Yeah, yeah, we should say benefit of talking about these past leaks is that they are all available? You know what I mean. It reminds me of the streisand effect. You guys know what that is right. Now so, the streisand effect is essentially saying that. Once, something is out there. Has Published Online. especially a cannot be removed. No matter how much someone wants it to be removed. It's named after a picture of Barbara streisand I believe that she asked to be removed from the Internet. And you know we all are familiar with the denizens of the Internet that is the same thing is telling them. Please pretty. Please spread this everywhere. Yeah it was were Malibu home. As of two thousand and three I believe that she was attempting to remove. That's right, and you could see the argument there because it's like. Hey, this is you know my personal dwelling place, but this situation reminds me of something very funny. I don't know if I mentioned it to guys when the wikileaks stuff really started hitting, but there were internal emails throughout. Throughout the intelligence industry, which is the right word and throughout the defense industry where people were literally telling government employees. Hey, we know this is out there. It's on the news. It's online just so you know you will get in trouble if you read it unless you have the correct classification and that was such an attempt to close the barn door after the horses of stampeded away. We just didn't have legislation for this, and that's part of why. Iraq the world so fundamentally, and that's not even we're not even talking about twenty sixteen right, but the emails because later wikileaks released some twenty thousand pages of e mails from the Hillary Clinton campaign. Is your call. Former secretary of State Clinton was running for President in two thousand, sixteen and also emails from the Democratic National. Committee it is again, not hyperbole to say that these altered the course of US politics in a big big way. Yeah, it's true I mean the emails which later became part of the Internet catchphrase but her emails explored and expanded expanded on Multiple Clinton controversies. Controversies that already been out there in the public imagination in we'd we discuss some of those early on in the campaign between Hillary, Clinton and Donald Trump where we did trump, you know the most popular trump and Clinton conspiracy theories and the Clinton conspiracy theories are massive, because they involve both her and her husband, and the questionable relationship between the Clinton Foundation and its donors Clinton's. Kind of you know. Close Knit relationships shall we say with some very powerful Wall Street interests that became problematic, especially, considering that she kind of you know was trying to cast herself as sort of the people's candidate and her incredibly close ties with a very wealthy and powerful campaign contributors This is just beginning to scratch the surface, but it's fair to say that the Leagues Played A. A huge role in the outcome of that year's presidential election and it also you know I. Think a lot of people look at assange early on as sort of this great equalizer you know in trying to take powerful people to task, and that's all well and good, if the outcome is on your side right, and so I think he really became a hugely divisive figure. On the left when this happened, and it started to feel like he was perhaps more interested in getting the other side elected, and that became very confusing of his character, really kind of complicated the relationship with the public and Julian. Assange I would say two things here. I recently listened to Glenn Greenwald now of the intercept. That's how he's best known currently but. Journalists who is discussing? How, Julian assange really does represent a largely hated figure on both the political left and right within the United States. Because of the people who would consider him anti war or anti. You know military because of the Iraq, war logs and other things in the diplomatic cables. They very much dislike him from that angle, and then from this like he said in the people in political left very much dislike him because they essentially blame him for Hillary Clinton losing the election. One commonality that we've seen through these leaks is that it is attempting at least feels that it's an attempt to show that behind the curtain scene of the powerful people in every single one of these that we just we've already kind of mentioned here. And I guess when you are doing that. In showing a peek behind the curtain of all powerful people you're. GonNa. PISS everybody off Yeah agreed very much. So and you know I wanna ask you guys hear A. Just, an opinion you know. Do Are you all of the opinion that this that this did significantly impact the election or was it? I mean. How much do you think it swung the needle? I would say it swung the needle. I mean my opinion is a Yes for sure it did. Because it changed the conversation that was happening on the news cycle almost like right up into the election. Right up until the day of the election. It really did change what people were talking about. Oh I think that's. There's no question about it. Absolutely hijacked the conversation in a way. That Clinton was just not able to put back in that Pandora's box. You know and it really completely took away her power to kind of steer the narrative. which you know, say what you will about what whichever side of policy politics that you you fall on She definitely was trying very hard to cast herself. In this light of being kind of the People's candidate of being this sort of you know even handed person that wasn't connected to any kind of wrongdoing. And that she really cared about the every man for lack of a better term, and this really kind of shattered a lot of that, and it made it it leaves whether it was true or not at least the contents of the emails and the nature of the whole private server situation, and whether or not she completely flaunt flouted the rules, and just went her own way. It really robbed her of the ability and her campaign of the ability to steer that narrative, and it was just impossible to spin it at that point. Yeah, it's the old. The old saying holds true if you are defending yourself in any kind of political sphere than you are automatically losing. The fascist were right about it the the Republicans and the Democrats were right about it. It's just sort of the part of the Part of the house rules of these terrible terrible games, but there you have it. Here's the takeaway. Single man, flesh and blood, just as many of the people listening to this show today are. Unelected himself was able to shake the world. You can understand why so many powerful people consider him dangerous. When we last left Julian Assange, he had been removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy. All indications appeared that he would continue on a legal battle at a glacial pace, likely from prison, as he sought to avoid extradition, and probably in his mind possible death in the United States so where are we at now will answer the question after a word from our sponsors. iheartradio and the US Census Bureau wanted to do something special for the class of twenty twenty, so we made commencement a new podcast with words of inspiration from the biggest names.
"assange" Discussed on Reasonable Doubt
"Gary, I keep meaning to reach out to and talk to him about it because I think he would love to spend thirty minutes or twenty minutes talking to Lynn just the, the kinds of cases, he takes and, and he's, he's just a solid guy. But he has I thought I just saw something this week that he posted. I read that was a court order overruling one of his motion. One of the motions to dismiss in response to his case. So I think he's got some winded is back. I doubt they settle but it's an interesting time for media outlets. I mean, the, the Julian Assange indictment that came out today. We're taping this on Friday that parts of it were revealed today are an interesting. Movement towards area that we didn't go before, you know, during the Obama 's tenure, there were people tend to forget this, but there were subpoenas of reporters phone records, and they kept trying to find out who was leaking information to reporters, and so that was something that was started them, but they stop just short of, of the specific prosecution Assange is now, they're, they're pushing nine envelope from where they were previously, because whatever you say about him, the activity they're saying, basically that what he did is when he revealed the classified information he put people's lives at risk. I was reading something today were some media outlets were saying that's what they always argue or not yet, that's above my pay grade. But it's, it's a very close, call between the first amendment and the classified info. Permission Protection Act CPA, and so that it'll be very interesting to see how he and I'm sure he will fight it on the first amendment grounds. Just a small, let. What interesting on their interesting ruling? So it's been to my mind misinterpreted but we'll see how plays out the what I what the court did was the court said, we're going to the court file. When you get your case dismissed by virtue of the, the mechanism that the state's attorney dismissed it then would seal the court file this was an unsealing of the court file based on his statements and attorney statements after the fact was mind, but it was one of I mentioned the order, but I would assume it would be the press conference was held outside the court arguing or the court ruling that, that, that would allow for the court file to be unsealed. I, I think that the there's going to be much do about nothing but we'll see. Because I don't think that the court. File has got green jury material in it. I don't think the court file would have any other things in it normally court file would have court documents meaning there would be bale information, there would be things, the nature of orders as to where you could go what you could do your movement, so to speak on bail. There would be entries as to the indictment, probably there would probably be the criminal complaint and things like that. So absence that I think it's a story without a whole lot of substance..
"assange" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Jeez delights and some of those prices go down to one hundred thousand dollars or even lower but Julian Assange had his own legitimate. Australian passport. None Ecuadorian citizen, and his Australian passport is no guarantee that he would automatically get accepted because he transit country. He went two could stop them at any point and Hanover. So WikiLeaks got word of ill tidings in April of twenty nine thousand nine and they tweeted on the fifth that high level source within the Ecuadorian state had told them Assange would be expelled from the embassy within days or hours while the changes things a little bit. Not a great news to hear, you know, especially if he's reading his tweets know, his his communications or cut off. I if in reinspected point nuttier, I was hoping that I could imagine him in a carrier pigeon getting along and just living in the. Oh, yeah. Embassy with his cat a phone relationship. Yeah. That'd be are. You are you pitching a show now? Yeah. That'd be a fun relationship. Who can we get to kick? Gilbert Godfrey played the cat, or is he more. The pigeon. Yeah. He's the Byrd. He's good breast. And. Yeah. So. It's weird because shortly thereafter, another Ecuadorian official came forward and said there was no decision made to remove him from the London building. And then on April eleventh, they did just that. Yup. That is correct. On the eleventh of April of this year twenty nineteen Mr Assange gets arrested at London's Ecuadorian embassy by metropolitan police officers for quote, failing to surrender to the court. Can we get a quick clip of this pretty monumental encounter? It'll be brief. Going and you should be able to hear him saying resist and things along that line of because we are an audio podcast. We we would like to draw your attention to Assange his appearance as as got pulled out as we said at the top of the show the years in the embassy had not been kind to him. He looks in general kind of disheveled villa Mesa to. Yeah. Kind of weird stream hair and Radhi beard, and yeah and can't blame him because he's living under tremendous stress. Right. And that's one thing that was kinda irritate. I get the comedy of it. But so many people spent time just busting on the guy's appearance in roasting them. When it's like, hey, there's also a precedent. Should we arrest? Journalists is he journalist or is he just like a a spy master, you know, both and people were like, yeah. But look look at his beard, though. What's up with his cat? I don't know. Why is he skateboarding in the halls that was thing? Yes. Bad. Boy, he was a bad boy. So. What were these international violations where they violations of existing laws that he was continuing to engage in or they violations of again, kind of this gentleman's agreement with the Ecuadorian embassy. We know that Wakil leaks pulled a no you move, and they said actually Ecuador's acting illegally because they terminated his asylum in violation of international law bird, right? Okay. You guys really got into that one. So the entire time. This is happening. There is a looming figure on the horizon a figure just over so tall that you can see them over the Atlantic. Ocean was a little wet is it Godzilla with a top hat. It's kind of Mr. bean. It's say am who go toe-to-toe with Godzilla and Mr. peanut although I feel like Uncle Sam Mr. Pino get along. I think they would get along. Yeah. They only think in all local Sam is he's a straddling two giant US aircraft carriers. One foot on each is just surfing across the ocean towards a song that America's song from the south park guys film. Oh, yeah. He's playing. Good. When you know, you're the one so the US is there they want peace. They say now it's the time to act so they file a charge against Julian Assange, and they say this guy, we charge them with computer hacking hours after he's arrested in London following I they asked they're like, oh, hey, all right guys chop chop..
"assange" Discussed on WSJ What's News
"WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London to bring you up to date in two thousand twelve Mr Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after claiming asylum, but earlier in April Ecuador abruptly withdrew its asylum that paved the way for Mr Assange to then be arrested yesterday. He was sentenced to fifty weeks in prison in the UK for violating bail the current editor of WikiLeaks wasn't pleased with the judge's decision. Today. Is an outrage. And it's vindictive in nature. And it doesn't give us a lot of faith in the UK Justice system for the fights ahead today. The focus moved to extradition. Protesters gathered outside the Westminster court where the hearing was held. Now, it was a largely procedural hearing with Mr Assange declining to surrender himself for extradition to the US. So what next Jason Douglas has been following the twists and turns from London. So first things first Jason Mr Assange will be spending some time in jail in the UK at least. That's right. So he was sentenced on Wednesday to fifty weeks in jail for jumping bail in relation to these charges. Brought against him in Sweden Danny back to twenty twelve where he was accused of rape. I think other sexual offenses as well. But the much bigger thing hanging over Julian Assange head is of course, this extradition request from the United States who have charged him in federal court with computer hacking relation to the big WikiLeaks, dump of diplomatic cables and lots of other classified documents back in twenty ten. This can't be lengthy process in the UK. The authorities have made a bit of an effort to streamline extradition process after chop gold. Gary McKinnon the extradition hearing for him to well over ten years. Ten years. Sorry here and take back here with this man was held in limbo for ten years, not knowing if he could stare go, essentially, Mr. McKinnon's case was a little bit unusual hit broke. He was also a computer hacker onto broken into the Pentagon. But he also suffered from aspartame syndrome wasn't a very well guy on. So this sort of went back and forth between the courts and appeals on ministers and the UK government on the US authorities, of course, for almost ten years eventually the extradition request was refused because of Mr. McKinnon's health, Mr Assange, isn't quite in the same position as mentioned the UK. Authorities have tried to streamline extradition request after that McKinnon debacle as it were a lot of Lawrence that still think it could take a couple of years for all this deployed there'll be an extradition hearing, Mr. Sanchez likely to appeal. This is. Like to go back and forth of the bit. So it could be a while before the US finds out his fate. So he'll do jail time for fifty weeks here in the UK. And if it hasn't been sorted by. Then where does he go, right? So he'll do it. He was sentenced to fifty weeks in jail. The judge said he will serve twenty five and then probably be released under supervision under licenses. They say in the UK. So during that time, we might get the first sort of extradition hearing. Then there will be appeals the other thing and this is Sweden. So they have decided that they might the the Swedish prosecutors recently said after Assange was arrested last month in April that they were going to look again at the sexual allegations against him from back in two thousand twelve so that is yet another thing hanging over his head. You know, we might find it more from the Swedish authorities in the coming weeks. But the question of the UK courts might end up being should we extradite him to Sweden or to be extradited to the us? I. Sweden is part of the European Union. The subject to the European arrest warrant, which is a much quicker process than the lengthier extradition to in the Yukon and US. So who knows what will happen fans, incredibly complicated, and like we're knocking an answer for many, many months to come. No, I think that's right. I think Mr Assange fate won't be decided anytime soon for all of our coverage of the Julian Assange case, you can head to WS J dot com. You might know ADP as the biggest name in payroll, but that's just the beginning. Because ADP is transforming the way great work gets done with HR talent time benefits and payroll informed by data and designed for people. That's ADP always designing for people.
"assange" Discussed on We The People
"As people know from the recent movie about the Pentagon papers case in which is great. And it's it's a splintered opinion. I can summarize the different positions. But I think that Ben do that. And then what does the Pentagon papers and searcher case say about whether an indictment of Julian Assange for publishing truthful information would or wouldn't file a the first amendment. Well, I agree with everything that Josh said about this. And that's what makes me so nervous from the standpoint of how the supreme court would resolve this answer is we don't know. In fact, the two of, you know, the current justices a lot better than I do the Pentagon papers, which famously wasn't attempt by the Nixon administration to block the New York Times from publishing classified secret history of nam that Daniel Ellsberg had provided two times reporter, Neil Sheehan. The court said we won't allow the prior restraint here that your speculative claims of harm. About national security are not enough to prevent a newspaper. From publishing information that determines to be in the public interest. But the court left the door open. I think more than didn't answer the question, but really left the door open to criminal prosecution in some circumstances. That's why I said that the fact that there has been no prosecution for publishing truthful information in our nation's history as part of a constitutional tradition, not an ironclad rule of constitutional law. And I worry that that in a case with a defendant like Julian Assange, we might get another kind of swinger ruling from the supreme court that would end up opening the door to more prosecutions. I do think though, and I want to interject this here that specifically with Assange. There's another thing we should be thinking about before we apply our secrecy laws like the espionage act to him. Assange is not an American citizen. He is in Australian citizen, and he was an. Overseas publisher. It would be a fairly extraordinary assertion of the reach of our law. If we were to say that foreign publishers, we're bound by US secrecy laws, and it would set a very different kind of precedent. The New York Times Washington Post, they have bureaus in foreign countries. And one of the things that those reporters do is they try to pry out secrets that the Chinese might not want us to publish about their government activities. How would we react if China prosecuted the New York Times or one of its employees for violating Chinese secrecy laws? I think we would be apoplectic, and we would say that law shouldn't apply to the New York Times. And I don't think this issue has been discussed enough in the context of the hubris that it would entail for the United States to say that someone like Assange is bound by American secrecy laws so Josh launched to discuss. But let me ask you, whether you believe that the current supreme court the Roberts court would allow the espionage act to be applied to a publisher for the disclosure of national security information just to review the text the espionage act of nineteen seventeen the actor. Gave rise to the some of the greatest opinions of Holmes and Brandeis and dissent and concurrence says that whoever for the purpose of obtaining formation respecting the national defense with intent to reason to believe the information to be obtained is to be used to the injury of the United States to the advantage of any foreign nation, basically publishes..
"assange" Discussed on Opening Arguments
"All right. Let's get to our big news of the last twenty four hours here, Julian Assange was well, let's be clear he was kind of taken from the embassy and then. Coincidentally or maybe not, incidentally, I will get address he was indicted by the US, but it wasn't. He wasn't a lot of people thought he was like indicted in rested for that reason. But it's a little fuzzy. So why don't you break down for us? What actually happened here? Yeah. So join Assange has been staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in Britain last night, Ecuador withdrew their asylum which allowed British police to enter the embassy and arrest Julian Assange in Britain, right where he will then be extradited to the United States pursuant to the pending sealed indictment handed down by the eastern district of Virginia that we have discussed on the show on a number occasions. And as a result of that we have now seen that indictment. Put a pin in this because this indictment was handed down March sixth twenty eighteen right? So is. Yeah. Well over a year old, and we advanced the speculation when we were talking about the the bar summary of the Muller report that this indictment could have something to do with WikiLeaks and the Muller investigation. Right. And now that we have seen the indictment. It does not. It. It only covers the twenty ten conspiracy between Assange and Chelsea Manning to blow the whistle on documents related to what they deem asymmetrical warfare. That is to say the use of predominantly drone warfare during the Iraq war. Right. And so Chelsea Manning, then an intelligence analyst provided some of the information to Assange that was released via WikiLeaks. The indictment is a one count indictment. It it it charges us on with only one clone one chug. Yes. Okay. Chugging juice. You got. Yes. And that is conspiracy to commit computer fraud. Right. The conspiracy statute our show listeners can probably recite that one off the top of their head eighteen USC three seventy one. The underlying computer fraud statute is eighteen USC ten thirty and it says whoever knowingly access to computer exceeding their authorized access and by means of such conduct. Having obtained information that has been determined by the US government pursue an executive order or statute to require protection against unauthorized disclosure, for reasons of national defense or foreign relations or any restricted data shall be punished by and in particular, this one is up to five years in prison that is the second lowest order of computer offense. So this is not this is not a huge indictment, and I want to talk a little bit about the specifics. But this is the first area where one police are our own side a little bit here. I have seen folks who have said..
"assange" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
"Unless of course, we are responsible for it because we had something to do with how it was illegally obtained over simplify it here. But basically what you learn day one in this business is that if your source breaks into a safe and steals, a document your source may have committed a crime in so doing, but you won't commit you won't commit a crime. Just for publishing that document. That said if you help your source break into the safe or the locked filing cabinet or the encrypted and password protected government database, if you help in these stealing of classified material or anything nothing about the first amendment is going to insulate you from charges that you stole regardless of whether or not, you publish it. Right. That's I mean, you learn that day one in news business school. I mean in the Assange indictment today, he is not charged with publishing the documents and materials that were taken by Chelsea Manning in the indictment unsealed against Julian Assange today. He is not charged with publishing that material. He is charged with helping Chelsea Manning hack into a government database by trying to break a password on someone else's account. So Chelsea Manning could continue to steal more documents without being noticed without being found out. And that's fascinating. Right. I mean, part of the strength of this case will obviously depend on the facts as alleged by prosecutors in what they can prove, but part of the strength of this case may depend on whether the court sees that act that alleged act of WikiLeaks, hoping manning try to crack into that database as if she were somebody else will the court see that as helping Chelsea Manning in her efforts to steal government documents and classified stuff or could the court see that as Wiki leaks just helping Chelsea Manning, keep her identity secret, you can see how that would have an important that would be an important distinction when it comes to whether or not you can invoke the first amendment as some sort of defense to these kinds of charges, and we will see, but if prosecutors convince a court of the theory of the case that is laid out in today's indictment that Julian Assange was helping Chelsea Manning steal classified material steel government documents if the government convinces. Adjudge convinces jury of that. Then Assange will be convicted on the same general theory of the case that convicted manning, and this time there will be no President Obama to commute. Anyone sentence? That said this time there is a President Trump. Instead. Who today really is pretending that he never praised WikiLeaks. Let alone more than one hundred forty times while campaigning for president while WikiLeaks was helping a slew of now indicted, Russian military intelligence officers do what they could to sabotage Hillary Clinton to get Trump elected. And even to encourage Trump to go nuts and not accept the results. If he lost. And so who knows what that means for how this will be handled by this president and by this Justice department and by the prosecutors who filed this indictment against.
"assange" Discussed on The Young Turks
"And at the time he seemed to be very much in favor of Julian Assange now with that said, what does he have to say about Julian Assange today? Do you still love what you leaks? I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It's not my thing. And I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange, I I've been seeing what's happened with Assange and that will be a determination. I would imagine mostly by the attorney general who is doing an excellent job. So he'll be making a determination. I know nothing really about him. It's not my it's not my deal in life. I don't I don't really have an opinion. So remember, it is Donald Trump's department of Justice that is going after Julian Assange with this charge, and it's important to keep in mind, especially when you go back to twenty sixteen or at least the election cycle for two thousand sixteen and remember what Trump had to say about Julian Assange back then WikiLeaks I loved WikiLeaks. This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable. It tells you the inner heart. You gotta read it. It's been amazing. What's coming out on WikiLeaks this WikiLeaks is faster than this WikiLeaks? It's like a treasure trove getting off the plane. They would just announcing new Wicky leaks. I wanted to stay there. But I didn't wanna keep you waiting where. I love reading those WikiLeaks, this is so indicative of who Donald Trump is he will love you when he can use you. And then he will immediately turn his back to you. When he doesn't need you anymore. It's amazing. Why does he say that? Why does he say does it any about we helix? I mean, we're just so used to we'll move on. And you know, I guess the best defense is he misspoke Keith is say that I don't know anything about the case in particular and attorney general is pursuing. But the way he said it you saw it on tape. You saw it with your own eyes. I don't know anything about WikiLeaks. We show you the clip like. Lives. I love reading we if he loves reading weaken leaks. It's the only thing he's ever read. There's around and said, I really one name. So like he just can't help himself. It's pathological. Just just give like happened honest answer for a second. Listen, I ain't got nothing to do with it. Take it up with the attorney general they do an independent investigation there. And hey, you know, what we use? So me during the election..
"assange" Discussed on The Young Turks
"So my partisan preferences are completely irrelevant to this to this story or my analysis because what really matters here, regardless of whether you like Julian Assange or not is the precedent this sets when it comes to future leaks when it comes to whistle blowers. And I believe that in the grand scheme of things the most important thing to do is to protect the freedom of the press. Right. And so Democrats were very soon. Supportive of Julian Assange back in two thousand ten when classified documents were leaked in regard to our activities abroad. But a lot of them did flip following what happened in two thousand sixteen. And so you need to remain consistent again at the heart of this story is not who's Julian Assange, and what is he done? It's what will the outcome of this case set as a precedent for journalists? Okay. So let me double down on their look Julian Assange and WikiLeaks released information damaging to Hillary Clinton, and they seem to time it to maximum impact on the election. And so would I have done it in a similar timing? I don't know it's hard to know when they were actually ready, and and how much of it was political decisions because they didn't like Hillary Clinton because she had targeted them in the past. Well, look if I was targeted by Hillary Clinton, and my life depended on it might hold a grudge too. But I I would hope that that would not affect my gerbils. So when I release things having said all that even for things, I might or might not agree with in two thousand sixteen I would still defend them if they were going to charge him on legal grounds for what revealing information like any other journalists not only would have done. But did do..
"assange" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Assange has been arrested in the Ecuadoran assembly. Sorry embassy in the UK derive via media at static. And for those of you that are not clear on why the drive by media is again, manufacturing wholesale live and the lie is that WikiLeaks was the recipient of David from the commute. Computers networks Democrat National Committee that were hacked by Russians. This is a myth is a story the Russians hacked the NCAA computers, and enga- whatever they got to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks who then began to publish it in September and October of two thousand sixteen stuff that WikiLeaks public. Wished where the emails have gone pedestrian, and they were interesting, and in some cases, embarrassing, and they were certainly unhelpful. So the Hillary campaign the truth is that whether or not the Russians hacked the DNC computers, the pedestrian emails were not part of it the pedestrian emails ended up in public because Podesta fell for a phishing scam on his own, computer. We all get them. He made the mistake of clicking on a link that exposed his computer and his hard drive to whoever it was that had sent him the fishing attack. And they've then had access to his hard drive, and they found the. Application in which he ran his emails, and they were able to harvest them. And that's what was sent to WikiLeaks. Joanie an office Hong has denied vociferiously profusely on never ously voluminous lay that the Russians didn't give him any. The Russians were not the people that gave him anything that. He had there's an alternate theory about who hacked, the D N C servers or networks or computers, and that alternate theory is that it was an inside job. There's actually three series the Russian theory theory number two, it's an inside job that somebody with in the DNC who was very unhappy that the whole thing was rigged against crazy. Bernie see this is this is what this upcoming investigation is going to show. It was the DNC that rigged election and that election was their primary, and they rigged it in favor of Hillary Clinton. She was as lousy campaigner during the democrat primaries as she was during the general election crazy Bernie was drawing all the crowds, and he was winning a significant number of delegates. But they had they had the game ring for Hillary. She was his show. Sure to get via the allocation of what are called super delegates the nomination at crazy Bernie ended up knowing it because but because you don't P inside the tent he swallowed it and went away to come back and fight another day which today for his chance at twenty twenty. So the second theory is that an insider in the DNC who was very much pro Bernie and very livid at how this whole thing had been read. Didn't hack anything just went in and downloaded a bunch of data on a thumb drive and fed that the Julian Assange or whoever now there is a lot of technological support for that theory. And let me explain it to you in terms that everybody who uses the computer can understand all of you who use a computer know that it takes a long time to download things unless you have a real high speed network. If you have gigabit Ethernet, and you have the ability to download at five hundred megabits a second or even up close to then you can download things pretty quickly. But most people don't have this. Most people have one hundred hundred fifty whatever their cable modem company supplies. You also know that if you attach a fund drive to your computer and transfer data from your hard drive to a thumb drive. It happens pretty quickly that transfer rate is really fast, and it doesn't happen on the internet. Well, it turns out FOX that for Wednesday analysis of the gave that that was at one time on the Democrat National Committee servers. That data transfer speeds were logged. And there's no way that the data could have been transferred over the internet. At the speeds that it was shown on the logs somebody. This is why this theory is very active. The prevailing opinion that nobody wants to talk about. And nobody's gonna make a big deal because nobody wants to focus on an inside job happening. But it looks it looks like somebody put a thumb drive. Into one of the computers attached to the network and started downloading data because the data transfer was lickety-split much faster than it could have happened even over gigabit Ethernet. For somebody to get the volume of data via an internet. Heck would have taken a long time. Even if they had. Gigabit Ethernet spades. The speeds vary depending on internet traffic, and how much traffic is on the source where you're trying to download data fraum and how many users it's all. It's all relative. It's never the same to download that arou-. Download speeds are really crazy. But that. The speed with which this data was transferred was lickety-split might my best. Guess is that this was actually inside job that nobody wants to talk about. There was a name at one time attached. The inside job is name is Seth rich. He is the guy who ended up being murdered shortly after all this happened. And some people tried to make the case that his murder was payback for having engaged at MS sympathize. It was quickly dispensed with another conspiracy theory fomented by bunch of radical creeps. What they're talking to the popular. Working explanation is that the Russians hacked DNC server and gave it to us on the third is that an affirmed actor looking like the Russians you can. You can disguise yourself as a hacker, and you can make it look like you're a Russian hacker CHAI com. Hacker North Korean hacker. This would be one of the goose affir- is made to look like a Russian hacker. But the pedestrian emails, which is what Assange hat and publicized did not come from any hack of any DNC, computer or server or network. The pedestrian emails ended up. On WikiLeaks because John Podesta himself fell for a phishing attack. This has been documented it is not arguable Podesta will not admit it. The media will not talk about it. Because it's just too Josie. The say that Assange got this stuff from the Russians. So when they used the love us on is what I want to focus on because now they hate Assange because I son JR. Supposedly participated in the sabotage of the DNC server, but he didn't he didn't whoever ran the phishing scam on pedestrian is who it was that game Wicky leaks pedestrian emails. Let's go back December fourteen thousand ten just as an example, we can founded bunch of these. Countdown with Keith Olbermann what better example to show, hyper liberalism, Michael Moore was the guest film maker, Michael Moore. And Keith over said, you offered the use of your website before Assange or your servers or anything else you can do to keep Wicky leaks alive. You wanna keep he leaks life as the Semper two thousand ten what's the premise of keeping WikiLeaks alive? A really oh a debt to Mr Assange Anthon Wiki leaks for turning on a big spotlight on those people who brought about first of all this war that we've been in for the better part of this decade. These people concocted lies, and they committed crimes in order to send our young men and women off to war. What if we had a Wiki leaks in August of nineteen sixty four when we were told that if. The North Vietnamese fired on a US ship, which in fact, was ally was concocted lie at the Pentagon. And we didn't find out about that until Daniel Ellsberg released. The Pentagon papers some six seven years later. What if there had been a Wiki leaks nine years ago babe nine years that loving themselves some WikiLeaks? Wikileaks was going to save the lift from the military industrial complex of the Republican party in George W Bush, Michael Moore continued with his praise and admirations for WikiLeaks. Imagine the Dick Cheney memo's back and forth as he was pressuring the CIA at the beginning. Just before this last arrack war started. What if those memos have been released in two thousand or two thousand three so the American people could see he was trying to get the agenda evidence in sort of fudge the facts, so they could make their case for war. I just think. A an instrument like WikiLeaks is vital for a free and open society to exist. Except now WikiLeaks ran the pedestrian emails. That's a last thing. Well, not the last thing WikiLeaks did. But one of the problems isn't WikiLeaks has actually been committed journalism compared to our drive-by media. Wikileaks has been committing journalism. The random at journalism now, then and publishing the emails. No, no, no, no. We can't have WikiLeaks used to expose democrat on. No, no, no way. We can't. We can't do that. So I'm gonna take a break. And when we come back, I wanna review some of these questions that I put together five eight journalist. I some questions for Obama and some questions for Hillary that real journalists would ask I see what you think that after Limbaugh radio program will continue. Rush Limbaugh annoying. The left coast.
"assange" Discussed on V103
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